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Tairawhiti, New Zealand International Safe Community #270

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Tairawhiti Application Document Tairawhiti Application Document
(Safe Tairawhiti Accreditation document.pdf - 4.81 Mb)
Tairawhiti Safe Communities Internet Summary Tairawhiti Safe Communities Internet Summary
(Tairawhiti Safe Community Internet Summary 2011 Latest.pdf - 440.92 Kb)
Tairawhiti Review Report Tairawhiti Review Report
(Tairawhiti Application Review Report October 2011.pdf - 370.04 Kb)
Redesignation Newsletter Redesignation Newsletter
(Safe Tairawhiti NZ Designation for Int SC Monthly March 2012.pdf - 111.10 Kb)
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Tairawhiti Safe Community Internet Summary. Full application attached. Tairawhiti had a succesful site visit in September 2011. Designation Ceremony 28th February 2012.

Country: New Zealand
Number of inhabitants: 44, 499
Programme started year: 1994, Trust established in 2010
International Safe Communities Network Membership: 2012
Full application available:www.safecommunities.org.nz/sc/trw
 

For further information contact:
Name: Molly Pardoe
Institution: Safe Tairawhiti Communities Co ordinator
Address: PO Box 691
City: Gisborne
Country: New Zealand
Phone +64 6 867 8463 Fax: +64 6 867 1826
E-mail: mollypardoe@xtra.co.nz

Info address on www for the community as a whole: www.gdc.govt.nz

 The programme covers the following safety promotion activities:

For the age group

Children 0-14 years:

  • Swim for Life
  • Child restraints
  • KidStart
  • Firewise
  • Youth graffiti
  • Footsteps to Feeling Safe
  • Parenting Through Separation
  • Supervised Contact for Children
  • Parenting
  • Plunket  - child restraints
  • Fire Service  - juvenile fire settlers/Te Kotahitanga programme
  • TRONP – whanau D&A
  • Housing – safe whanau
  • Police – safe environments
  • ACC – injury prevention

Youth 15-24 years:

  • Fresh Start
  • Youth drinking & driving 
  • Family violence
  • Abuse
  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Learner driver licence programmes
  • Host Responsibility Programmes
  • Boy Racer Operations
  • Graffiti Art
  • REAP – water safety
  • YMCA – Fresh Start – petty crime reduction
  • Fire Service – youth drinking & driving
  • Tairawhiti Youth Voice – graffiti project to reduce petty crime
  • TRONP – D & A, family violence
  • Tauawhi Men’s Centre – family violence, abuse, suicide, depression

Adults 25-64 years:

  • family violence, abuse
  • elderly abuse, advocacy
  • Women’s Refuge – family violence, abuse
  • Tauawhi Men’s Centre – family violence, abuse, suicide, depression

Older Adults 65+ years:

  • Turanga Health - tai chi
  • Tauawhi Men’s Centre – D & A, abuse, suicide, depression
  • ACC – falls
  • Tai Chi
  • Falls Prevention 

In the following Environments:

Home:

  • ACC - injury
  • Housing – safety
  • Police – safety, crime reduction
  • Fire Safety
  • Smoke Alarms & Fire Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Crime Prevention
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Property Offending
  • Advocacy for Elderly Abuse
  • Parenting and Parenting Through Separation
  • Family Support – young people who witness family violence

Traffic:

  • Drink driving
  • Speed
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy road users
  • Motorcyclists
  • Child restraints
  • Road safety coalition – police checks
  • Learner driver licence
  • Police – road crashes, drink driving, speed, fatigue, heavy traffic, motorcyclists
  • GDC – road crashes, drinking & driving, speed, fatigue
  • ACC – injury
  • Plunket – child restraints
  • Turanga Health – road crashes, drink & driving, speed, fatigue

Occupational:

  • Jukken NZ (JNL) Forestry - accidents, injury
  • ACC – workplace injury, accidents
  • Dept of Labour – workplace injury, accidents
  • Forestry - accidents, injury
  • Dept of Labour – workplace injury, accidents

School:

  • REAP – water safety
  • Fire Service – rural schools , drink & driving
  • Water Safety NZ – safety
  • Water safety
  • Youth drink & driving
  • Fire safety

Sports:

  • Sports Gisborne – sports injury
  • ACC - injury
  • YMCA – youth offending (14-17yrs)
  • Sports injury
  • Youth offending (14-17yrs)

Leisure: 

  • Surf Life Saving – water safety
  • REAP – Swim for Life – rural water safety
  • Water safety
  • OSCAR school holiday programme

Other:

  • E Tu Elgin – crime prevention, whanau safety
  • Ka Pai Kaiti – crime prevention, safe streets, D & A
  • Fire Service – Marae fire safety survey/report on findings

 

Violence prevention (intentional injuries):

  • Tairawhiti Abuse Intervention Network (T.A.I.N) family violence, abuse, Drugs and Alcohol
  • Women’s Refuge – family violence, child abuse
  • Tairawhiti District Health – family violence, child abuse
  • Tauawhi Men’s Centre – family violence, abuse, suicide, depression
  • TRONP – Drugs and Alcohol
  • Neighbourhood Support
  • Street By Street
  • Family Violence Intervention
  • Drug & Alcohol to whanau, hapu and Iwi
  • Men’s Support Group
  • Women’s Support Group
  • Elderly Support Group
  • Child Advocacy
  • Counseling (men, women and children)
  • Anger Management (men and women)
  • Stopping Violence programmes 


Suicide prevention (self-inflected injuries):

  • Tairawhiti Abuse Intervention Network T.A.I.N.
  • Police
  • Tauawhi Men’s Centre
  • Tairawhiti District Health 

 

Programmes aiming at “High risk-groups”:

  • Police – Street By Street, Neighbourhood Watch, Road Safety Coalition
  • Tauwhi Centre – D & A,  Family Violence, Depression, Suicide
  • T.A.I.N – Family Violence
  • TRONP – Drugs and Alcohol, Violence, Abuse
  • E Tu Elgin – Crime Prevention
  • Ka Pai Kaiti – Crime Prevention, Drugs and Alcohol, Graffiti
  • Fire Service – Juvenile Fire Settlers, Smoke Alarms and Youth drinking & driving
  • Tairawhiti Youth Voice – Graffiti reduction
  • Tairawhiti District Health – Child abuse, injury
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Family Violence
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Crime Prevention
  • Fire Safety
  • Drinking and Driving
  • Graffiti Reduction
  • Injury Prevention
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Safety
  • Road Safety Coalition
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Marae Safety
  • Elderly Abuse

Surveillance of injuries:

There are a number of sources for injury statistics, both those sources mostly referred to are: Injury Prevention research Unit, Statistics NZ, ACC, Ministry of Health, Council surveys, NZ Police, NZ Fire and Various non-government organisations.

Injury Statistics

  • During the five-year period 2003-2007, 128 people from Gisborne District died as a result of an injury an annual average of 26. This equates to a crude rate of 55.8 per 100,000 people.
  • Significantly more males (72%, n=92, crude rate: 82.3/100,000) were fatally injured than females (28%, n=36, crude rate: 30.7/100,000).
  • During this period, older adults 70 years and older have the highest rate and frequency of injury fatalities, followed by young people aged 15-19 years.  Children aged 5-14 years have the lowest rate and frequency of injury fatalities, followed by adults aged 60-69 years.
  • Motor Vehicle Traffic crashed was the leading cause of injury death, followed by falls.
  • During the five-year period 2005-2009, 3,885 people from Gisborne District were hospitalised overnight for treatment of an injury, an annual average of 777.  This equates to a crude rate of 1,609.7 per 100,000 people.
  • During this period, adults 70 years and older have the highest rate and frequency of injury hospitalisations.  Young people aged 15-24 years have the next highest rate and frequency of injury hospitalizations.
  • Slightly more males (59%, n=2,299, crude rate: 2,052.9/100,000) than females (41%, n=1,586, crude rate: 1,346.5/100,000) were hospitalised for 24 hours or more following an injury event.
  • Falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalisation.

Analysis of Gisborne District Police Crime statistics, including Alco-Link data, demonstrates that alcohol is a significant contributing factor to crime and motor vehicle traffic crashes in the Eastern District, with alcohol featuring in up to 75% of all Police attended incidents.  An internal review of fatal motor vehicle crashes also demonstrates that 35% of these crashes have involved alcohol. 

International commitments:

  • Hosted Site Visit for Professor Leif Svanstrom 1999
  • 17th International Safe Community Conference in Christchurch 2008
  • Attendance at National ISC Forum in Auckland on 23 August 2009
  • Attendance at National ISC Forum in Wellington 15th November 2010

Safe Communities Staff

Number:  0.5 FTE (plus volunteer time from all partner agencies)
Professions: part-time and full-time: Working group members represent NZ Police,  Gisborne District Council,  Housing NZ, Turanga Health, NZ Fire Service,  Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, Tairawhiti Abuse Intervention Network (TAIN) and Tairawhiti District Health.
Organisation: Tairawhiti Safe Community
Specific intersectoral leadership group: Safe Tairawhiti Communities Trust
General public health/health promotion group: Tairawhiti District Health, and Te Runanga o Ngati Porou.

Children participating in Matariki Festival
Children participating in Matariki Festival
Installation of Smoke Alarms
Installation of Smoke Alarms
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Water Safety
Water Safety
Road Safety
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Molly Pardoe Safe Community Coordinator
Molly Pardoe Safe Community Coordinator
Last modified 2012-07-04 03:42 AM